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Which Types of Cricut Vinyl for What

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Vinyl is perfect for spicing up blanks, decorating, designing or labelling almost everything. It's easy to cut and easy to weed and can be applied to almost any surface. But, it's important to know what vinyl to use for what project!



What are the types of vinyl for Cricut?

- Permanent

- Removable

- Iron-on (HTV)

Cricut premium vinyl - permanent

What is it?

It's a long-lasting vinyl, it will last up to three years. It can't be easily removed from surfaces, it will leave an adhesive residue, which is hard to remove, behind. It's water-resistant and UV-resistant, making it perfect for almost any project. From outdoor signage to mugs, this vinyl is weatherproof, and will not fade from the sun. -I've tested this vinyl in the dishwasher, and it doesn't last.

What types does it come in?

- It's available in a variety of solid colours, with matte and glossy finishes.

- Comes in specialty types like glitter, holographic, foil, and shimmer.

- Comes in smart vinyl.

Recommended read: What is smart vinyl

What tools and accessories should I use with it?

- Fine-point blade

- Standard grip mat - unless using smart materials

- Transfer tape

- Weeding tool

- Scraper

Permanent vinyl must be weeded before using transfer tape and the transfer surface must be cleaned with rubbing alcohol prior to application.

So what projects is it used for?

- Windows - outdoor

- Planters - outdoor

- Signs - outdoor

- Mailboxes

- Cars

- Coasters

- Glasses

- Cups

- Tumblers

- Mugs

- And so much more



Cricut premium vinyl - removable

What is it?

It's like a sticker, it can be removed from surfaces with no residue for up to two years. "Relax, it's removable!" Cricut says in the details section of their removable vinyl product.

What types does it come in?

- It's available in a variety of solid colours, with matte and glossy finishes.

- Comes in specialty types like glitter, holographic, foil, and shimmer.

- Comes in smart vinyl.

Recommended read: What is smart vinyl

What tools and accessories should I use with it?

- Fine-point blade

- Standard grip mat - unless using smart materials

- Transfer tape

- Weeding tool

- Scraper

Removable vinyl must be weeded before using transfer tape and the transfer surface must be cleaned with rubbing alcohol prior to application.

So what projects is it used for?

- Wall - indoor

- Mirror - indoor

- Window decals - indoor

- Appliance + device decals

- And so much more

Cricut Everyday Iron-On (HTV)

What is it?

It is a type of vinyl where the adhesive is activated by heat. It can be applied to garments with fabric material, as well as wood signs.

What types does it come in?

- It's available in a variety of solid colours.

- Comes in specialty types like glitter, and holographic.

- Comes in sports flex

- Comes in smart vinyl.

Recommended read: What is smart vinyl

What tools and accessories should I use with it?

- Fine-point blade

- Standard grip mat - unless using smart materials

- Weeding tool

- Heat press

Heat transfer vinyl (HTV) must be mirrored before cutting and placed shiny side down. It must also be weeded before application.

Recommended read: When to mirror (and how)

So what projects is it used for?

- T-shirts

- Totes

- Denim

- Hats

- Jerseys

- Pillows

- Blankets

- Canvas art

- Wood signs

- And so much more



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